Fruit and Bird Still Life signed by Frederick Milton Grant, who was an American artist who lived between 1886 and 1959.
This oil on canvas academic still life measures 30 inches by 30 inches.
This fruit and bird painting is in its original Arts and Crafts frame and measures 34.5 inches by 34.5 inches.
Still life with chartreuse background oil on canvas and fully signed.
Born in Sibley, IA on Oct. 6, 1886.
After studying at the AIC, Grant traveled to Venice, Italy in 1907 to enroll in one of Wm M. Chase's summer classes.
While there, Chase awarded Grant the annual prize for best summer student.
On that trip he also studied in Paris and became more familiar with the work of Monet and Cézanne.
Returning to Chicago, he became a popular and respected member of the local art community.
In 1914 he traveled to California to again participate in Chase's summer class in Carmel. A brilliant colorist, Chase's influence is seen in his work. In 1947 Grant moved to Oakland, CA where he remained until his demise on Feb. 4, 1959.
Member: Cliff Dwellers; Chicago Painters & Sculptors. Exh: AIC, 1914, 1924, 1927 (prizes); Chicago Art Guild, 1916-24 (prizes); Cannell & Chaffin Gallery (LA), 1926; Palm Beach Art Center, 1935 (prize); Biltmore Salon (LA), 1938. In: MM; Union League Club of Chicago (Carmel Sketch Class); Illinois State Museum (Springfield)